NICK PADMORE

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Un­like Nico Ros­berg, Nick Padmore did not an­nounce his re­tire­ment af­ter win­ning a For­mula One ti­tle in 2016.

The Sur­rey racer dom­i­nated the FIA Masters Historic F1 Cham­pi­onship with a per­fect score. The modern sports-rac­ing ace was a clear cham­pion af­ter a re­mark­able sea­son at the wheel of an ex-car­los Reute­mann Wil­liams FW07C.

“I had 12 out of 12 wins in the Wil­liams, which is just amaz­ing,” he said. “WDK Mo­tor­sport pre­pared the car and it never missed a beat. I’ve been in­cred­i­bly lucky to race a car like that. It was very sur­real last year when I won the Pre ’78 cat­e­gory and went to the FIA awards evening. Bernie Ec­cle­stone was on the next ta­ble and Lewis Hamil­ton was on the ta­ble be­yond that.”

A year on, and it was Ros­berg tak­ing the big crown, but Padmore was there again as the Historic F1 cham­pion.

Nick first re­ally made his mark in the historic arena with some sen­sa­tional drives at Good­wood and he’s one of those guys that can jump into any­thing and make it go fast. He’s starred in the F1 cars, a Lola T70 Spy­der and a Chevron B19 as well as in Minis along­side his dad Keith.

Padmore was un­beat­able in his classic Wil­liams

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